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Marietta, Georgia, June 17, 2019 – Learning By Design magazine recently awarded Collins, Cooper, Carusi Architects, Inc., the firm that designed Life University’s ‘The New Commons,’ with its esteemed Educational Facilities Design Award Grand Prize.

Learning By Design’s prestigious jury of architecture and educational facility experts judged and scored various educational facility submissions based on specific broad-based criteria that represent tenets of contemporary planning, design and educational architectural practice. During the jury project review and deliberations, its five-person jury panel discussed the various nuances of all submissions in regard to these six categories:

• Innovation
• 21st Century Learning
• Community Needs
• Interiors
• Sustainability
• Functional Design

Life University is honored to have achieved such excellence in its ‘The New Commons’ housing and dining facility and is thrilled to be chosen for a design Grand Prize.

Just a few of the jury’s complimentary observations about the University’s welcome addition to its campus are:

• “Great care, attention to detail and creative design measures were done to mitigate special student population.”
• “A beautiful site design with warm materials and views.”
• “Fun and lively lobby and dining areas – inside and out.”

‘The New Commons’ was designed to enhance the first-year experience for Life University’s incoming students with special emphasis placed on the holistic development of the student to enhance the living-learning community. The residence includes approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of living space with group gathering and study areas on all floors. The community also boasts convenient card access with security monitoring on the exterior and entrances to the building, Wi-Fi technology availability in all rooms and common areas and the 360-seat Lyceum Dining Hall that features indoor and outdoor seating areas.

For more information about the Educational Facilities Design Awards and to see all of Learning By Design’s award winners, please visit Learning By Design.

Life University offers 15 undergraduate degrees, including a pre-chiropractic track; four graduate programs, which encompass areas of sport health science, clinical nutrition, positive psychology and athletic training; and the world’s largest single campus Doctor of Chiropractic program. Explore all of LIFE’s degree offerings at www.LIFE.edu.

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